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, a short time ago vice president biden went to a local costco here in washington, d.c., proclaimed himself optimistic they would get a deal. the fact of the matter yesterday, erskine bowles, a key player as well, saying he is slightly pessimistic. he says there is 2/3 chance they will go off the fiscal cliff. that is not what the markets want to hear, jon. jon: not at all. ed henry at the white house. if jay carney relents and let you into the meeting give us a shot. we'll be on air. >> reporter: i will give you a copy of the menu. jon: please do, thanks. jenna: we'll forget about politicians just for a moment. i promise we'll return there surely over the next couple hours. let's talk about some renewed private sector pushing to really slash the federal budget. a group called citizens against government waste is calling for nearly $2 trillion in cuts the next five years. doug mckelway is live with the story. doug, how realistic is that goal? >> reporter: how realistic is the goal? not realistic at all. let's be honest about this. at least it is a benchmark we can strive for. citizens again
centanni live in washington. tell us about this report, what is in it. >> the report on spending in the department of defense is called the department of everything, and recommends specific cuts over ten years in five main areas of concern. the report says in part, these areas are merely a starting point for reviewing pentagon spending that is unnecessary, duplicative, wasteful or simply not related to defense. we must refocus the pentagon on its true mission, fighting and winning the nation's wars. the report highlights waste in dozens of specific programs, they include research on what fish can teach us about democracy, a study of jargon used on twitter and how it differs across the country. a reality cooking show featuring grill sergeants. a so-called starship project that included a discussion involving klingons. the fact that of babies interacting with robots. and operating 254 grocery stores worldwide. jon: there also was criticism of knee newable energy projects. >> reporter: that's right. they say that is important but that the department of energy, not the pentagon ought
as a result. catherine herridge live in washington with more of the details for us. >> thank you, good morning. in this two page letter the ranking republican on the senate judiciary meeting is demanding a meeting no later than next wednesday into the investigation into david petraeus. given the numerous press reports on this matter including information alleged to be provided by government sources i request a detailed briefing to discuss this matter and provide concrete facts surrounding his resignation and the department apartments involve the. the letter from grassley breaks down the request into ten gat tore reese. whether the affair with his biographer was detected or missed by the fbi in their background check for the cia job as well as any illegal thoerts that showed the f.b.i. and other departments were not required to notify the president. >> it looks like koeupbgs interested in a pretty wide ranging investigation. senator grassley's question cover a very wide scope from the beginning of the investigation, throughout it up until its conclusion. it seems to me they want to get to the w
've seen israeli officials, including the ambassador here in washington, michael oren say that more than 90% of the rockets they are looking for have been neutralized. that said i have to wonder whether there was an israeli intelligence failure. the fact *t fact they were even brought into israel in the first place, these are rockets that the israelis under no circumstances would allow to remain in the gaza strip. my question is how long have they been there and do they have a real handle on how many are left? we see the occasional one fired till seu suggests that hamas still has a few in their poe testing. jenna: what is the goal? you've traveled all around this region to gaza and beyond. what is the goal of these rockets, these type of rockets being fired now? >> it's unclear to me, because, you know, hamas knows they can't win this war. what they are doing is flexing to muscle. they are demonstrating that they are the leading party within the palestinian people. to a certain extent one might argue that they are trying to up stage the plo, of course the plo is about to declare a state at
as controversy continued to grow over the benghazi terror attack. kelly wright live in washington with more for us now. >> reporter: jenna, good morning to you. just as you said this is something very shocking to washington as well as mysterious. fox news learned fbi investigators confronted now former cia director david petraeus about his former relationship paula broadwell. the fbi discovered the affair months ago after jill kelly, a petra friend went to the fbi began receiving threatening e-mails from another woman. she was concerned someone was blackmailing petraeus. some question why the fbi didn't notify top members of congress before the shocking announcement. lawmakers question the timing of the resignation as cia director petraeus was supposed to testify before congress about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. instead, cia director michael morrell will be questioned about the attack that killed chris stevens and three other americans. former cia director michael hayden said at some point petraeus should testify. >> general pet tray cause -- petraeus have personal insight
see this? more washington gridlock. no, it's worse -- look, our taxes are about to go up. not the taxes on our dividends though, right? that's a big part of our retirement. oh, no, it's dividends, too. the rate on our dividends would more than double. but we depend on our dividends to help pay our bills. we worked hard to save. well, the president and congress have got to work together to stop this dividend tax hike. before it's too late. do you have the coverage you need? open enrollment ends friday, december 7th. so now's the time to get on a path that could be right for you... with unitedhealthcare medicare solutions and plans including aarp medicarecomplete, insured through unitedhealthcare. call today to enroll. these medicare advantage plans can combine parts a and b, your hospital and doctor coverage... with part d prescription drug coverage, and extra benefits... all in one complete plan... for a $0 monthly premium. no more than what you already pay for medicare part b. other benefits can include 100% coverage for an annual physical and immunizations, vision and h
herridge is live in washington. she has more on all of this. so this shift in focus to the state department, what are we learning about that, catherine? report thank you, jon, and good morning. we may learn early as this week when secretary of state hillary clinton will testify on capitol hill about the warnings and intelligence leading up to the 9/11 attack on the consulate. on sunday talk shows leading republicans pointed to what they believe is the culpability of clinton's state department. >> why weren't the warnings about the need for security heeded? why weren't the requests for help during the terrorist attack answered? and why did the administration think it had to cover up all of the things that occurred before by putting out to the american people a narrative that i think will turn out to be absolutely false? >> reporter: republicans have left the door open for ambassador rice to explain her controversial comments on those sunday talk shows leading democrats are coming to her defense saying she relied on the best available information provided by the u.s. intelligence community. >
by charlie hirt, a columnist at "the washington times." this will behind closed doors as doug was reporting. i wonder how much of this information is going to get out? certainly the public wants to hear if general petraeus is going to change his story at all? >> certainly i can understand why they chose to make it behind closed doors because it would be the most watched testimony of any hearing i think probably in the last couple years on capitol hill. but it is curious. i don't know what their the real explanation they're going to have to give for why they would put it behind closed doors because in addition to all the sordid and tawdry details that people are hearing about now, and that sort of making people curious about the case, there are a lot of serious, serious questions that have to be answered not the least of which, doug mckelway pointed out, are these questions about, about his own testimony earlier about whether the benghazi attack was inspired by the film or whether it was a larger terrorist attack which is pretty clear we now know it was. rick: the soap opera elements aside,
. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge is live in washington with more. >> reporter: thank you, jenna. ambassador rice is meeting two more republicans senators bob corker and susan collins. you're looking at stakeout position on capitol hill. ambassador rice is expected to meet with six senators. if she is nominated as next secretary of state she will need six republicans to vote for her to region the magic number of 60 for confirmation. so far republicans are not convinced. >> yesterday in talking to some of those to whom she talked i'm absolutely convinced in my mind bill, she is part of the cover-up. she knew all the time the cia information that was given to her. >> reporter: senators graham, mccain and ayotte tellingers after yesterday's meeting that the information let them more disturbed and not reassured about rice's benghazi comments that which portrayed the a tack as a demonstration that spun out of control. cia director mike morrell with rice for the meetings initially told her the cia references to dropped in the talking points at the request of the fbi because
party in virginia. and the president and founder of ndn a think tank in washington, he is also a former campaign adviser to president clinton. first of all what do you think about governor romney's assertion that essentially president obama bought himself the election by handing out freebies? >> well, i have to agree with governor jindal that that is not the correct analysis, and what jindal and the other governors, scott walker, bob mcdonald, susana martinez are doing is having this honest reflex about what happened and the governors are the best place for it to start. we have 30 republican governors in the country and they are looking and saying, hey, wait a minute, we campaigned for this narrow group and tried to just get enough white males, enough married women. we need to start looking at the broad away of the learn electorate because the republican message should resonate with young people, illegal immigrants, women, african-americans. that message of hope and opportunity, the american dream is anybody's who wants it. we need to stop doing what pedestrians has done, which is divid
. jenna: making those remarks in washington, we are learning new information about the intelligence community talking points on the events of that day. catherine herridge is live in washington with more. reporter: think you, thank you. good morning. we have the reaction from a republican senator who said that he sat on testimony last week and the director of national intelligence insisted that he did not know who was responsible for who was changing the talking points. this episode is another reason why many of us are so frustrated with and suspicious of the actions of this administration when it comes to the benghazi attack. on thursday, in classified sessions, james clapper was saying that it was unequivocal the changes were made and he didn't know who was responsible. now he says the intelligence community was solely responsible for changes, including stripping out languages about al qaeda. to anyone who is listening, it was clear from general petraeus and others who testified last week that the talking points were amended to protect permission and subject to any political spendi
around? shannon bream live from washington with more on this. shannon, what is the likelihood we could actually see some major changes? >> it is interesting. the obama administration has had very little turnover at the cabinet level. only two key players leaving during the first administration but that is likely to change. there is some level of burnout of course. historically most cabinet officials do not stay for two full terms. treasury secretary tim geithner hasn't indicated he will phase out at some point though with all the issues regarding the fiscal cliff looming he is unlikely to do that right away. secretary of state hillary clinton will also transition out. u.n. ambassador susan rice was seen as likely replacement that could be in jeopardy given her public involvement in the very controversial benghazi situation. but also looking at that position, senator kerri. seen as potential contender for secretary of state slot, jenna. jenna: you mentioned burnout some of the personal reasons folks don't stay two terms. what are the key decisions that will impact the decisions? >> i me
catherine herridge live in washington. you almost need like one of those boards to put all the pictures up, catherine. >> reporter: you do rick. beyond the issue of failing to notify congress about the fbi investigation the democratic chair of the senate intelligence committee is threatening to subpoena a report summarizing director petraeus's trip to libya when he personally looked into the fwauz gauze attack. he personally interviewed cia staff on the ground in libya including the station chief and the report may be only in unfinish draft form. the departure was sudden and unexpected even by the director. so far virtually every known investigative thread in the case now leads back to jill kelly, a woman described as an unpaid social liaison for the military in tampa, florida. this morning it is alleged the commander of international forces in afghanistan or isaf, general john allen sent between 20 and 30,000 pages of potentially inappropriate e-mails to kelly. jill kelly alerted an fbi agent what she believed were harassing e-mails from paula broadwell, the biographer and mistress of gen
correspondent jennifer griffin is live from washington with the latest. hi, jennifer. >> reporter: hi, heather. well, essentially, she came out now was it's increasingly -- because it's increasingly clear that the president wants to nominate her to be his next secretary of state despite strong objections from senators such as john mccain. >> i have great respect for senator mccain and his service to our country. i always have and i always will. um, i do think that some of the statements he's made about me have been unfounded, but i rook forward to having the -- i look forward to having the opportunity to discuss all of this with him. >> reporter: director of national intelligence james clapper is wanted to return to capitol hill to explain why he told them he did not change the talking points. clapper's spokeman, sean turner, says it was clapper's own agency. >> reporter: jennifer griffin, thank you. rick: talk more about this with susan, chief congressional correspondent for the washington with examiner. susan, happy thanksgiving, good to see you. >> thanks, you too. rick: what'd you think of
dollar deficits in washington? >> no!. >> reporter: governor romney drawing the sharp contrasts with government. do you want bigger government with stifling regulations or smaller leaner government to help the private sector to grow and create jobs. he dinged the president in a new ad today suggesting somewhere down the road he may appoint a secretary of business, watch. >> barack obama says he may appoint a secretary of business. his solution to everything is add another bureaucrat. why not have a president who actually understands business? >> reporter: now, as the poll numbers keep moving incrementally as each of the candidates making their final arguments it is interesting to watch the battleground states flip back and forth. obama is up one day, romney sup the next, vice versa. it is clear indication, whether early voting, absentee balloting or getting out there on election day, in these battleground states, jenna, each and every vote really does count in 2012. jenna: in five days anything can really happen as we know as surgeon jalists. john roberts live in virginia today.
're starting to get. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge live in washington with more. >> reporter: thank you. based on fox reporting the state department decided not to send a specialized team to benghazi, known as f.e.s.t. team. these teams have been deployed in the event of major terrorist attack and bombing of uss cole in yemen in 2000 and east african bombings in kenya and tanzania in 1998. a u.s. intelligence official briefed reporters on cia response in to the attack insisted they responsed to the consulate in 30 minutes and there was quote, no hesitation to act that evening. review of secret diplomatic cable by fox news, august 16th a month before the attack consulate and cia leadership in benghazi agreed to work hand-in-glove as security on the ground deteriorated. quote, mission personnel could colocate to the annex. cia outpost is the security environment degraded suddenly. if was agreement a formed a weekly meeting to discuss the security environment. and now there's a growing call from republicans on capitol hill for answers from president obama on the dec
is live in washington with more. >> reporter: since the closed classified briefings on capitol hill two weeks ago lawmakers stressing that ambassador rice had access to the unclassified intelligence on the act. a leading republican in the senate tells fox that the classified information included the president's daily brief, known as the bdp it contains the most highly classified intelligence and in this case included compelling evidence in al-qaida's involvement in the benge arattack. here is susan collins speaking to fox news. >> she had access to the full presidential daily brief on intelligence, so she was well informed and knew that our intelligence community felt that there were ties to al-qaida affiliates that were involved in the attack. >> reporter: collins said she believes the white house asked rice to go on the talk shows because she was politically reliable. jenna: why is there still so much confusion over the talking points. >> reporter: it's an important question. even democrats other than intelligence committee yesterday why it took so lightning for the intelligence commi
washington with more. good to see you, molly. >> reporter: good to see you, too, molly. fewer and few irhispanics supported gop candidates over the past three elections. look at the numbers. governor romney won the support of 27% of hispanics. that is down from senator mccain in 2008. he got 31%. and that was down from the 44% president george w. bush got in 2004. clearly this is a trend that is worrying republicans. conservative columnists and fox news analyst charles krauthamer wrote in his column today hispanics should be a quote, natural republican constituency because they're often catholic and socially conservative for example, on issues such as abortion. krauthamer says it is time for the gop to shift tactics on immigration. he writes quote, it requires but a single policy change. border fence plus amnesty. yes, amnesty use the word. promise amnesty right up front. secure the border with guaranteed legalization to follow on the day the four border state governors affirm that legal immigration, illegal immigration has slowed to a trickle. president obama also has supported the d
in washington with more. kelly, the three senators just held the news briefing which we played a little bit from kelly ayotte. tell us generally what was their response? what sort of reaction they had to what they heard inside that closed-door meeting? >> reporter: let's stay on focus on that because that is really telling. each senator saw the tone being stunned by the information they heard in this closed-door meeting with u.n. ambassador susan rice. they are significantly troubled they say, more than that ever, which means there are more questions than answers as a result of this meeting. even saying that rice ace comments were clearly wrong. >> what happened initially was it was a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired in cairo. as a consequence of the video. >> reporter: and right after that, during that news briefing that we heard, we heard from actually senator lindsey graham, senator kelly ayotte and senator john mccain, all of them stating those comments are completely wrong. senator graham going so far to say, people don't bring mortars, grenades to spontaneous demonstrations
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